US Court Charges Teixeira With Retention, Transmission of Secret Information

The US District Court in Alexandria, Virginia, is seen ahead of a plea hearing by Alexanda Kotey, a member of the notorious Islamic State kidnapping cell dubbed the “Beatles,” where he is expected to enter a guilty plea to charges of conspiring to murder four American hostages, September 2, 2021.InternationalIndiaAfricaWASHINGTON (Sputnik) – US federal court on Friday charged the suspected leaker of classified Pentagon documents, Jack Teixeira, with the unauthorized retention, removal and transmission of classified information during his first appearance in court that began at 10 a.m. EST (14:00 GMT), a Sputnik correspondent reported from the courtroom.The court will hold a detention hearing in the case of Teixeira on Wednesday, April 19, Magistrate Judge David Hennessy said.On Thursday, the FBI arrested Teixeira, a 21-year-old member of the US Air Force National Guard, for his alleged involvement in leaking classified US government and military documents.AmericasWho’s Jack Teixeira, the Alleged Pentagon Leaker Arrested Thursday?04:14 GMTThe top secret Pentagon files leaked online in recent weeks provide sensitive details on a range of security topics with respect to Ukraine, China, and the Middle East. The materials allegedly expose weaknesses in Ukrainian air defenses, Russia’s military activities in Ukraine, and other details that conflict with earlier US military assessments. The Pentagon has declined to comment on the veracity of the leaked documents.


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